Feb 1, 2022
Author Heidi Gray McGill started out writing historical romance (with gorgeous covers, I might add), and now has jumped into the contemporary romance waters! Author of the fourth book in the You Are on the Air series, Dial E for Endearment, Heidi takes us to the mountains of North Carolina and a blind talk show host who sees things others miss.
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I've been in love with Heidi Gray McGill's covers for AGES. I keep drooling, but had I read it? No! Then she joined a multi-author series that I'm also a part of and I got to know her better. I also got to hear about her story idea and wow! I was intrigued.
I hadn't read the book at the time of the interview where we talk about her inspiration, the theme of the book, as well as all she went through to ensure it was accessible to the blind. However, I have read it since, and guys! This book is so much fun.
If you listen to the episode, you could get the idea that this is a heavy book with an agenda. But instead, Heidi Gray McGill has written a lighthearted, fun book that still leaves an impact--almost without you noticing!
We recorded more than I included in this episode, but it was so interesting and about her historical fiction, that I decided to save it for another episode! YAY!
Today is release day for
As Blowing Rock, NC’s JOY Radio talk show host, Everly has discovered fulfillment, but she hasn’t found love, at least not for her—not even from her mother.
Everly Johnson is every man’s dream of the perfect date, even though her audience has never met her. As host for the EnJOYing God’s Best program on JOY Radio in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, she receives countless gifts of flowers and candy from her listeners, some callers being more ardent than others. Everly has no interest in such offerings and promptly bestows the bounty on her mother’s assisted living facility. Everly wants words--heartfelt, meaningful endearments meant for her ears only. She wants a man who will open her eyes to everything she cannot see to make her feel like she’s more than just a voice behind the microphone.
Cameron Boyd is every woman’s dream of the perfect man. He’s intelligent, has a strong work ethic and career, lives on his own, and is downright adorable. But being an introvert can make eye contact with a pretty girl a challenge, let alone saying something coherent--unless it is the one-way conversation he has each Friday with Everly Johnson. Date night for Cam involves sitting alone on his back porch overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains while he dreams of things to say if he were ever to meet her face-to-face.
Will Cam be able to step out of his comfort zone and into the world he has only been able to envision in his mind? Will Everly trust this stranger with her life as well as her heart?
Tune into JOY Radio to find out!